NYC Commission on Human Rights holds forum to empower and unite Yew Yorkers of African descent

Photos: Mr. Gueye On September 18, 2018, the NYC Commission on Human Rights held in Manhattan a forum to build coalition among African immigrant, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latinx communities, and other self-identified Black communities and inform them of their … Read More

US: Ban calls for greater police accountability in US

New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged US authorities to do anything possible to respond to demands of greater accountability by its law enforcement officials, following recent killings of African-Americans in the US. The call came … Read More

Court’s acquittal of HIV activist, ‘major boost for free speech in Zambia’

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Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The acquittal of renowned Zambian human rights and HIV activist Paul Kasonkomona, by the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court on charges relating to comments he made on television in support of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and … Read More

UN Goodwill Ambassador lends support to victims of human trafficking

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Photo: UN PANA New York, US – Renowned US actor, filmmaker and UN Goodwill Ambassador for Global Justice, Nicolas Cage, has called for greater efforts to assist victims of human trafficking, stressing that the international community cannot “stand quietly on … Read More

Rights campaigners concerned over human rights situation in Gambia

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Gambian youth participants in Tostan’s Community Empowerment Program, Photo: PANA Banjul, Gambia – Concerned by the worsening cases of human rights violations in West Africa in general and The Gambia in particular, two international human rights campaigners have raised … Read More